Registered OzHelp nurse Sally McDonell has won the Northern Territory 2020 Men’s Health Award.
Sally was selected from a quality list of shortlisted nominations including:
Jason Bonson, Senior Policy Officer, Aboriginal Health (Local Men’s Hero Award nominee)
Jye Cardona, Life Itself Movement (Best Men’s Lived Experience Speaker nominee)
Darwin Indigenous Men’s Service (Best Men’s Group or Program nominee)
City of Palmerston International Men’s Day (Best Men’s Group or Program nominee)
Katie Woolf, Run with Dad (Women Working in Men’s Health nominee)
Laci Christiaen, Manifest (Women Working in Men’s Health nominee)
MATES in Construction NT (Significant Response to COVID-19)
More than 5000 people across Australia voted for the 2020 Men’s Health Awards. The National winners for each category will be decided by a judging panel from the Australian Men’s Health Forum and announced on Friday 19 June via Men’s Health Connected in a special event to celebrate all finalists during Men’s Health Week.
Sally McDonnell a mother of four children, works for OzHelp in the Northern Territory.
Sally delivers OzHelp’s work-based health program, the Tradie Tune Up, to a wide range of mostly male workers across the NT including to tradies, truckies, cattlemen, automotive workers and apprentices; a whole range of workers.
One of the people who recommended Sally for this award said: "Sally has a lovely calm and friendly manner and will support someone for as long as they require. She keeps up to date and current with her amazing research skills and is always studying."
Sally is also shortlisted for a National Award for Women Working in Men’s Health.
There are five categories in this year’s National Men's Health Awards Awards.
Local Men's Health Hero Award 2020
This award is for an individual, male or female, who has made a significant difference by taking action to improve the lives and health of men and boys at a local level.
Best Men's Lived Experience Speaker 2020
The award is open to any man who has helped improve the lives and health of men and boys by sharing his own personal health story as a lived experience speaker or consumer health advocate.
Best Men's Group or Program Award 2020
The award for Best Men's Group or Men's Program Award 2020 is open to any men's health group, large or small, who stands out for the way they are working to create a healthier future for men and boys.
Women Working in Men’s Health Award
The award is open to women (or groups of women) working in the men’s health sector, who have made a signification contribution to improving the lives and health of men and boys.
Significant Response to COVID-19
This award is for any individual, group or program that has responded effectively to the impact of COVID-19 on the lives and health of men and boys.
The National Award winners are selected by panelists from the Australian Men's Health Forum.
The State and Territory Health Awards are selected by Popular Choice. The winners are: